First of all, it seems rather responsible to me that if I'm going to spend more money than I did yesterday, then I need to make sure I have more money coming in today. So, "tax and spend" sounds rather responsible. Why do conservatives like to turn it into a bad thing? What makes their spend, spend, spend more, and cut taxes a better financial plan? That logic is like buying a house, a boat, two cars, and a dog then going to your boss and say "please cut my salary, I'm making too much money". No private citizen in their right mind would do such a thing, yet conservatives across the board think this is a sound financial policy for the US government.
Second, has no one paid attention that we have two - not just one, but TWO - wars going on? I find it hard to believe that the old men in power don't realize that war, even one as contained as Iraq is expensive. How do you pay for such an endeavor? Osmosis? Debt just comes and goes away like a magic carpet? Now we have a financial crisis that we just sank $1T into (yes that 1 with 12 zeros behind it), so where will this money come from? Please Mr. Limbaugh or Mr. O'Reilly, please explain how we get this $1,000,000,000,000,000 and counting and cut taxes, or do you not care about our children and don't mind pushing the debt off to them? Can anybody in the GOP camp explain this to me?
Finally, the one thing that really gets my goat about the GOP direction and its hypocritical portrayal of liberals is they seem to have less vision than a blind man. If we followed their mantra, we'd have to wait until somebody bombs us before we take terrorism seriously and put air marshalls in the sky (or increase airport security, both of which increase airline expenses), we have to wait until there's massive voter fraud before we implement a solution, we have to wait until the polar ice caps have completely melted before we acknowledge there is an environmental danger in our midst. By that time - it is too late.
So please somebody explain the conservative agenda to me because I'm not understanding. Any and all comments will be welcomed and read.